Half Moon

Movies, Drama
3 out of 5 stars
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Inspired by Mozart’s Requiem and commissioned as part of a series of films commemorating the composer’s 250th birthday, this elegy for an old Kurdish musician determined to perform one last time in his homeland is equal parts road-trip slapstick and human-rights screed, with a dollop of haunting mysticism. Bahman Ghobadi’s previous work has been similarly eclectic with mixed results, although his eye for imagery is undeniably arresting. The visual poetry works; the comic relief and political harangue, not so much.

By: Stephen Garrett

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Release details

Rated:
NR
Release date:
Friday December 14 2007
Duration:
107 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Bahman Ghobadi
Screenwriter:
Bahman Ghobadi
Cast:
Golshifteh Farahani
Ismail Ghaffari
Allah-Morad Rashtian
Farzin Sabooni
Kambiz Arshi
Sadiq Behzadpoor
Ali Ashraf Rezai
Reza Haj Khosravi
Mohamad Nahid
Bahram Zarei
Hedye Tehrani
Hassan Poorshirazi